Secret art of survival exhibition: FEPOW Descendants’ weekend

16 to 18 Nov 2019, 09:00-00:15

In association with the Secret Art of Survival exhibition at Victoria Gallery & Museum (VG&M), we have organised a special FEPOW descendants’ weekend.

SATURDAY 16th November

VG&M: FEPOW galleries open to the public all day (no booking required).

PM –Drop-in sessions repeated throughout the day (timings to be confirmed)

SUNDAY 17th noon

Remembrance Service, Liverpool Parish Church (near the waterfront)

Book: No booking required. 

SUNDAY 17th Doors Open 18.30 for 7pm start

Special evening at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (RLPO) Hall:

Welcome presentations and a special performance by RLPO’s Youth Choir who will sing an arrangement of Dvorak’s Largo, in memory of all Far East captives.

This music was created for, and first performed in Sumatra in 1943 by, the Palembang women’s Vocal Orchestra.

Feature film – Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, David Bowie as FEPOW Major Jack Celliers Tickets £8 - £12 per person (must be booked directly through RLPO, from May 2019) NB films at RLPO are very special.

Book: Click here to book

MONDAY 18th – 10–1pm

Victoria Gallery & Museum: private guided viewings of the Secret Art of Survival exhibition FULLY BOOKED


To assist with planning, please register your interest now, stating which events would like to attend. You can register your interest by fepow [dot] project [at] lstmed [dot] ac [dot] uk (emailing). Full details, confirmation of the workshop session, timings and any costs will be published here by the end of April.

Accommodation: The Liner Hotel in Lord Nelson Street, next to Lime Street Station, is offering special room rates for FEPOW exhibition visitors, subject to dates and availability. To book, call direct on 0151 709 7050 (the lower rates will only be available when calling direct) and quote FEPOW Art.